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BLENDING YOUR STEPFAMILY

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in the baby carriage…

So beautiful, but not the only “norm” anymore. Being Remarried with kids is just as common. The problem is that only one out of three Remarried’s with children will actually make it until “death do us part”. Why? There are many reasons. Second families just do not work the same as first families yet we enter into them expecting them to. With the right tools and support we can have a very happy stepfamily. This is the mission of Blending Your Stepfamily.

Joseph was Jesus’ Step Dad. He could have taken the attitude “the child is not mine, I wasn’t there when He was conceived”. But he accepted the boy as an assignment from God to raise Him up in the way He should go. If we can look at our step relationships as an assignment from God, and that He chose us to raise this child, or love that stepparent or stepsibling, perhaps we can not only impact their life but maybe the world.

THE PODCAST

Blending Your StepFamily addresses issues such as co-parenting, discipline, jealousies, resentments, the blending stages, communication, stepmom stuff and the list could go on. We will delve into the unique circumstances that blended families face.

Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” This verse says it all in that if we will trust God and lean on His wisdom and understanding, and acknowledge that He is involved with us; then He will make our path straight and give us direction in every situation our family may face..

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Pam Rohr is a Certified Professional Life Coach, teacher, speaker and author of “Blended But Not Broken: Hope and Encouragement for Blended Families”. Pam has her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah.

She and her husband Ron have been married for over 28 years with a very blended family of yours, mine, ours and theirs. They went through the process of blending during a time when very little information was available. They have experienced many of the roadblocks stepfamilies face and have overcome them successfully. It is now Pam’s desire to help other families blend more rapidly by giving them tools, support and encouragement.

She has counseled and coached many couples and she and Ron have led several classes for stepfamily marriages. Pam not only has the book knowledge for blending a stepfamily, she has personal experience.

LATEST PODCAST

Blending Your StepFamily: How Divorce Uniquely Impacts Teenagers

It’s so important to be aware of how divorce effects children differently when a family is in the turmoil of a separation or divorce, in order to help your child cope in ways that are most beneficial to them in regards to their age.  Today we will discuss how divorce impacts teens, 13-18-years-old. As teens, […]

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Blending Your StepFamily: How Divorce Uniquely Impacts Teenagers

It’s so important to be aware of how divorce effects children differently when a family is in the turmoil of a separation or divorce, in order to help your child cope in ways that are most beneficial to them in regards to their age.  Today we will discuss how divorce impacts teens, 13-18-years-old. As teens, […]

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Blending Your StepFamily: Helping Your Toddler Through Your Divorce

Babies begin to learn from the ages of 6 – 8 months that they are a separate being from their parents and others.  Before now, baby probably could be passed around from one person to the next without any fuss.  But as he is learning to distinguish between himself and others, he may develop stranger […]

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Blending Your StepFamily: How Divorce Affects Your Baby

Studies have shown that divorce does affect children.  But as parents, we want to minimize the bad affects of our divorce for our kids.  We are going to take a look at the different developmental stages for kids and address how we can give the best care and support to our children, so they can […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily: Friends With Your Ex-Spouse?

I met a lovely young woman this past weekend who we shall call “Monique”.  She is divorced with a young daughter.  Her husband left her two years ago for another woman.  He moved out of their home they had bought together, and right into the new woman’s house.  Monique had to short sell her home due […]

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Blending Your StepFamily: Should You Give Your Adult Children Money?

We recently discussed Ted and Susie’s situation about whether they should give money to Ted’s grown daughter who is in debt. Not surprisingly, people have differing opinions on this subject.  Some parents believe that once their child is out on their own, they need to make it on their own.  And those parents who have […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily: The Differences Between Helping and Enabling Irresponsible Stepchildren

Each of us should continue to learn to love each other as Christ has loved us.  And, I can’t think of a better place to learn how to really love than in a stepfamily.  It’s a daily choice to choose to love others as God has loved us.  It’s a growing process but that process begins […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily: Supporting Your Child During Your Divorce or Separation

For children, divorce can be very stressful, sad, and confusing. At any age, kids may feel uncertain or angry at the prospect of mom and dad splitting up. As a parent, you can make the process and its effects less painful for your children. Helping your kids cope with divorce means providing stability in your […]

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Blending Your Family: Know When to Seek Help! – Helping Children Cope with Divorce, part 2

Children’s response to going through the divorce is as varied as the kids themselves.  Some have a very hard time with it while others seem to take it in stride.  My son, who was four at the time of our divorce, took it quite well.  He never showed signs of anger and seemed quite content.  […]

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Blending Your StepFamily: Helping Your Child Cope With Divorce – Your Recovery Counts, Too!

If you have ever flown, you know the emergency instruction to parents traveling with children is to first put the oxygen mask on yourself so you can then put it on your child.  You won’t be much good to them if you pass out from lack of oxygen.  You must take care of you so […]

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Christian teaching about church relationships, men and women relationships, parent and child relationships within blended families

Blending Your StepFamily 57: Premarital Expectations

We all have them. In first marriages when you add children after the marriage, it’s natural to work out your roles, who does what and when. But it’s a different story in blended families where you have two separate households that may have been operating quite differently from one another. What are your expectations for […]

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